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Planet Forward Assistant Editor
The Elephant Ivory and Rhinoceros Horn Prohibition Act, first proposed in 2015, was passed after a push from investigative work and grassroots organizing.

Photographed in the forests of Palawan, a Philippine pangolin pup nudges its mother, rolled up in a protective ball. (Gregg Yan/Creative Commons)

Planet Forward Correspondent | The George Washington University
Pressuring governments to issue bans and closures of wet markets could prevent the emergence of infectious disease. But it does not solve the widespread issue of bushmeat circulation between hunters and their families.

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Planet Forward Senior Correspondent | GW Law School
Environmentalism is a relatively recent concept in the Western world, creating challenges when confronting our growing environmental issues. Looking to other, non-western cultures and leaders, may help develop enduring solutions.
Planet Forward Senior Correspondent | University of Georgia
Understanding birds is the first step toward avian species conservation, and bird banding improves our knowledge of birds' migration patterns and life histories.
George Washington University
Energy conservation through the smallest action can make the biggest impact.
SUNY ESF
The Great Swamp Conservancy strives to educate communities of all ages about environmental conservation to reach towards a sustainable future.
Arizona State University
Monarch populations have declined steeply in the past decades, but to reverse the trend, the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies instituted the Western Monarch Butterfly Conservation Plan, a 50-year effort to help the monarchs bounce... Read More

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Planet Forward Senior Correspondent | GW Law School
Think of a creature you most despise. You might ask, why does it even exist? While the it may not seem to have a purpose to you, with a little research you may discover why that creature is essential to the ecosystem, the economy, and you.
Planet Forward Senior Correspondent | University of Mississippi
This is an eco-poem that highlights the lessons we can learn from the Galapagos Giant Tortoise and Sea Turtle. The inspiration for this piece was an amazing opportunity granted to me by Planet Forward Storyfest and Lindblad Expeditions.
George Washington University
What does it mean to live on the Galápagos Islands? Of all places in the world, this should be a place where natural ecosystems are preserved, and humans and wildlife must coexist.

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